Qatar Airways Places $2.8bn Boeing Order

The agreements for nine B777-300ERs include a firm order for two airplanes previously attributed but not made public, plus a commitment for an additional seven aircraft.

EgyptAir Plane Diverted After Threatening Note Found

A note written in English and reading “This flight will be on fire” was found in one of the plane’s toilets by a woman passenger.

Airbus 350 Successfully Completes First Test Flight

The new wide body offering from Airbus is set to rival Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

Etihad Starts Belgrade Services

The route is operated as a codeshare with Serbian national carrier, JatAirways.

Emirates Launching A380 Los Angeles Services

Demand for high-profile aircraft has been on the rise and deemed a “natural fit” for the city’s luxury Hollywood lifestyle.

EU To Levy 4.7% Duty On Jet Fuel Imports From Middle East

The new duty comes after the European Union removed the Gulf states from its generalised scheme of preferences.

Emirates Plans Indoor Aviation Theme Park In London

The 330 square metre facility will highlight operations and achievements of commercial air travel.

Exclusive Interview: Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan

Etihad Airways is avoiding legacy alliances to build its own one-on-one partnerships and is reaping the results, says Hogan.

Qatar Airways Pulls Seychelles Flights

The battle for Seychelles travellers has intensified in the Gulf following the Etihad-Air Seychelles alliance

Saudi Airports Agency Picks Banks For Huge Riyal Sukuk

The size of the new Islamic bond could match the firm’s record-breaking $4 billion debut sukuk issued in 2012, say sources.

Air Arabia Starting Yerevan Services

Sharjah low-cost carrier to take on flydubai as it seeks to capitalise on Armenia’s growing popularity.

REVEALED: First Images Of New Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus’ new A350 plane was unveiled to the world’s media in Toulouse, France, after months of secrecy.

Emirates Launching A380 Zurich Services

Airline to introduce the double-decker aircraft from January amidst “robust demand” for business and leisure traffic

Qatar Airways Will Not Launch Boeing 787-10X – CEO

Boeing is expected to announce a formal launch of the aircraft in June.

Middle East Airlines To Post $1.5bn 2013 Profit – IATA

Regional carriers are benefitting from increased passenger demand and high connectivity.

Flydubai Adds Hotel Bookings Online

Tie up with global travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays provides passengers with access to more than 36,000 hotels

Lufthansa Open To Future Co-operation With Gulf Airline

The German airline’s CEO Christoph Franz said that Lufthansa may enter a partnership, but there was “no rush.”

Emirates Launches Tokyo Haneda Services

Airline now serves both Tokyo airports and new service operates as a codeshare with Japan Airlines

Etihad Expands To South America, Launches Flights To Brazil

The Abu Dhabi carrier will offer non-stop flights to Sao Paolo three times a week.

Etihad Raising ME And Subcontinental Services

Extra flights to Amman, Cairo, Islamabad and Muscat this summer are designed to improve network-wide connectivity.

Emirates Secures $160m Sponsorship Deal With Real Madrid

The new four-year deal promotes the Dubai-based carrier to main shirt sponsor of the club from the 2013/14 season.

Emirates To Restart Tripoli Flights In September

Resumption of services after two years will benefit passengers with connections within the GCC, Indian Subcontinent, Far East and West Asia

Emirates And CAE Open Second Flight Training Centre

New facility at Dubai Silicon Oasis will initially house five full-flight simulator training bays

Dubai International Airport Grows 18.7% In April

April marked the ninth straight month of double-digit growth for the airport, and the first full month of Emirates’ partnership with Qantas.

Exclusive Interview: Temel Kotil, Turkish Airlines CEO

Being one of the fastest growing airlines in the world is not enough for Temel Kotil. His goal is simply, to be the best.

Qantas Completes B767 Upgrades

Emirates’ passengers connecting in Australia will most likely board the new-look aircraft

Qatar Drops Bid To Move Civil Aviation Body ICAO From Montreal

Qatar last month proposed that the organization leave Montreal due to its cold winters and distance from Europe and Asia.

Kenya Airways Starting Abu Dhabi-Nairobi Flights In July

The service will be operated in conjunction with Etihad following the signing of a reciprocal codeshare agreement in February.

Qatar Airways Receives Three Airbus Freighters

The new aircraft will be deployed on flights to Amsterdam, Amman, Cairo, Colombo and Chennai

Emirates Expands Colombo Services

Additional three services a week from June 30 will be operated by B777-300ER aircraft.